Stève Puig presented a paper entitled, "Rachid Djaïdani: une poétique de la banlieue" at the 20th/21st century French and Francophone studies colloquium in College Station, TX which took place on March 22-24. He is also a contributor for the Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion published by Greenwood in January 2007.
Thanks to her Graduate Research Grant, in January 2007 Noelle Rouxel-Cubberly led interviews in France on spectators' as well as film professionals' perception of film titles. The result of this fieldwork is part of her dissertation. In addition, this summer, Noelle will return to teach at Bennington College's MATSL (Master's in Teaching a Second Language) Program. She will be responsible for the pedagogy component of the course: "Language and Pedagogy: Resistance(s)" which will focus on the French Resistance and the pedagogical notion of understanding.
Chong Wojtkowski has published an article entitled, "100 % Marseillais: Marseille Rap and Defining Difference" in Initiales/Initials (Volume 21, 2006).
Several students participated in the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, held in Baltimore, Maryland, March 1-4, 2007.
Stève Puig presented a paper entitled, "Une identite caribéenne en mouvement: le "vagabondage" de Louis-Philippe Dalembert comme pratique littéraire" at the panel entitled "From Negritude de Creolization."
Noelle-Rouxel Cubberly presented a paper at the "Gender and Spectatorship in Contemporary French Cinema" panel. Her presentation was entitled "Un Air de famille: les titres de Claire Denis, Nicole Garcia, et Agnès Jaoui."
Chong Wojtkowski and Sophie Saint-Just both presented at the panel entitled "A Paradox of Identities: Reading Difference in French Fiction and Film."
Chong's presentation was entitled, "Le parler phocéen: Linguistic Difference in the local speech of Marseille."
Sophie presented a paper entitled, "Marginalized and Liberating Paradigms of French Caribbean Difference."